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September is Library Card Signup Month!

A library card is a super card! Do you have one?

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Robey Memorial Library (RML) joins with the American Library Association to highlight the supportive role libraries and librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to utilize libraries as a source of lifelong learning. Resources at RML are available to anyone who has a library card. A new patron signing up for a library card in September will receive a special treat.

Today's libraries aren't only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers, RML offers access to a variety of print and digital resources that can be accessed in person or online.

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Services available with a RML library card include:

  • All magazines, books, audiobooks, DVDs, & VHS in our collection
  • Access to materials not in our collection from our interlibrary loan service
  • Free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks from our virtual library: BRIDGES
  • Access to thousands of online references and digital periodicals from Gale Resources including Chilton Automotive Library
  • Free online tutoring, classes, & ebooks from LearningExpress Library
  • Build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language using Transparent Language
  • Full-text, audio, video and images for research or reference using Credo Reference

Other services include:

  • Programming: Chess Club, Free monthly class, Brown Bag & Books, Hook & Needle, Pinterest Projects Class, Game Day
  • Public Access Computers: job search, word processing, spreadsheets, email, etc.
  • Private Study Rooms
  • Community Room: for non-profit meetings, clubs and groups
  • Reading Programs: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, 100 Books Before High School, Read for a Lifetime, Adult Reading Challenge, Summer Reading Program for kids and teens
  • Story Time, Stay and Play (social play)

"Your library card is the most important card in your wallet- by far!" says Cate St. Clair, library director. "It gives you access to print and technology resources for every member of your family, from new babies to great-grandparents. It gives you access to a relaxing and rejuvenating place to go and interact with your community. And it gives you all of this for free."

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit Robey Memorial Library in person or find information online at www.waukon.lib.ia.us/use-library/card.